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General Brayton Ives [1840-1914], New York. (Gorer, London); sold 1913 to Peter A. B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from Estate of Peter A. B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; gift 1942 to NGA.

Technical Summary

This heavy vase was thrown in two parts that were luted together. The body is white and has fired to a pale orange color on the foot. The foot-ring is wide, flat, and unglazed; a small circle at its center is recessed and glazed. The interior is unglazed, except for white glaze on the upper neck and bottom. There are minor glaze flaws on the surface and a line inside the neck where the glaze has pulled away from itself.

Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 23.
Bower, Virginia, Josephine Hadley Knapp, Stephen Little, and Robert Wilson Torchia. Decorative Arts, Part II: Far Eastern Ceramics and Paintings; Persian and Indian Rugs and Carpets. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 153, color repro.
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